Call for Papers

British Sociological Association

Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2103

Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th September 2013

University of York, UK

We would very much like to welcome you to the 45th Annual Conference of the Medical Sociology Group of the British Sociological Association, which will be held in the beautiful city of York.

We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and symposia/special events. The abstract submission deadline is 26th April 2013.

Further details and abstract submission forms are available from: and

We are pleased to announce Professor Catherine Pope University of Southampton and Professor Sarah Cunningham Burley, University of Edinburgh have agreed to be our plenary speakers at the 2013 conference.

Papers, posters and other forms of presentation will be structured around streams that include:

  • Cancer
  • Citizenship and health
  • Complementary and alternative medicines
  • Critical public health
  • Embodiment and emotion
  • Ethics
  • Ethnicity
  • Experiences of health and illness
  • Evidence
  • Gender
  • Health policy
  • Health service delivery
  • Health care organisation
  • Individual, Collective and Global Risk
  • Inequalities
  • Lifecourse - reproductive health; chronic conditions; ageing; death and dying
  • Mental Health
  • Methods
  • Open
  • Patient - professional interaction
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Politics of health
  • Professions
  • Risk
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • STS and medicine
  • Theory
  • Teaching medical Sociology

Further details and abstract submission forms are available from: And

The abstract submission deadline is 26th April 2013.

Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.

We hope that you will consider submitting an abstract and look forward to welcoming you to the Medical Sociology Conference of the British Sociological Association.